Please note that these are the minimum requirements and meeting them does not guarantee admission to the program. Admission is competitive, with approximately 10-12 students accepted each year.
Program faculty will review all applications, and a select group of candidates will be invited for an interview. Program requirements include:
- Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Special Education, or a related field with a minimum 3.0 grade point average
- Successful completion of undergraduate prerequisite courses (Child Development, Statistics, and Research Methods)
- Satisfactory scores on the general Graduate Records Examination (GRE). The subject area test is not required
Program faculty review all applications, and invite a select group of candidates for an interview. Applications need to be complete before they will be reviewed for admission. A completed graduate application includes all University and Program Admission Requirements listed below.
- All materials submitted by January 15th
- Notification of candidates selected for interview by February 2nd
Applications received after that deadline will be considered if there is an opening for the upcoming fall cohort.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Submission of all required admission materials, including:
- Completed graduate application for admission
- $30 nonrefundable application fee (unless you have previously applied to Grand Valley)
- Official copies of transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended. Transcripts must be sent from those institutions directly to the GVSU Admissions Office. NOTE: We do not require official transcripts from Grand Valley
- For those whose native language is NOT English, scores from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Program Application Requirements - in addition to the University requirements
- Professional vitae or resume
- 3 letters of recommendation
- A personal statement outlining your interest in the field of School Psychology and the program at Grand Valley State University, relevant experience, and your educational and professional goals (2-3 pages, double-spaced).
- Scores from the Graduate Records Exam (GRE). The subject test is not required.
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